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Quinn makes strong bid for Broncos backup spot

Tim Tebow, Adam Weber, Brady Quinn AP

Kyle Orton took care of business early in Denver’s preseason win over Buffalo, showing why he’s on top of the Broncos depth chart.

Then the real competition started.  (Or at least it was supposed to.) Brady Quinn got his crack to run the No. 2 Broncos offense, and he looked good overall.

Tim Tebow, on the other hand, barely played.

Quinn completed 10-of-16 passes for 135 yards, with one touchdown, and one interception.  Quinn had four drives, which included a touchdown, a field goal, a three-and-out, and an interception after a long drive. The pick came on a tipped pass at the line of scrimmage on the goal line, seemingly the result of bad luck.

Tebow got only two drives, and he wasn’t allowed to finish the second one.  The first drive wasn’t pretty.  After an incompletion on a deep throw, Tebow took a delay of game penalty.  He was sacked on the next snap, ending the drive.

Tebow didn’t get the ball again until just over two minutes left in the game. After running for a first down, Tebow got pulled so that fourth-string quarterback Adam Weber could practice handing the ball off.  The Broncos just wanted the game to end.

We’re not sure whether Quinn is the clear backup to Orton just yet, but the Broncos beat writers and television announcers seem to think Quinn is the favorite for the job.

That would make Tim Tebow the most well known No. 3 quarterback in the NFL.

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37 Responses to “Quinn makes strong bid for Broncos backup spot”
  1. itsmammoth says: Aug 21, 2011 12:07 AM

    Who cares about this crappy team, and three mediocre QB’s? No one.

  2. herlies says: Aug 21, 2011 12:09 AM

    What is John Elway doing?

    Trade him to Miami already.

  3. tatum064 says: Aug 21, 2011 12:10 AM

    John Fox is hedging his bets. He probably wants Quinn to look good for a possible trade (Indianapolis, Cincinnati or S.F) Why else would he put Tebow in the fourth, with the 3rd string offensive line and receivers?

    Then again, he never was a fan of rookie QB’s.

  4. qdog112 says: Aug 21, 2011 12:12 AM

    …and the laaawd said you got-ta rii-iizze up-pa!

  5. brownsfn says: Aug 21, 2011 12:14 AM

    WoW…Josh Mcdumbass drove this team into the GROUND fast…they will be picking up the pieces of this wreckage for years to come…cant say im sad about it though…hey thanks for Hillis by the way…

  6. dannomac21 says: Aug 21, 2011 12:18 AM

    tebow shoulda got a falcon.

  7. kmurph1226 says: Aug 21, 2011 12:18 AM

    I feel bad for Tebow. He’s not being given a fair shot. Orton stays in for a half, which is expected since he is the starter. Quinn gets the 3rd quarter and throws 16 passes. Tebow gets the fourth and gets in 2 passes. It’s preseason, give him more throws so he can develop.

    I also don’t understand how you go 6-7 for 91 yards and somehow fall down the depth chart? Me no get.

  8. MichaelEdits says: Aug 21, 2011 12:22 AM

    Adam Weber!
    Adam Weber!
    Adam Weber!

  9. trbowman says: Aug 21, 2011 12:26 AM

    Brady Quinn > Kyle Orton

  10. jmizzal says: Aug 21, 2011 12:28 AM

    So they let Tebow throw 9 passes in 2 games and Quinn throw 30? Yea nice job of letting Tebow compete for the job in game time Denver.

  11. polegojim says: Aug 21, 2011 12:39 AM

    @brownsfn – foolish statements… and I’m not even a Bronco fan.

    Denver D looked good and will be good.

    Orton and Quinn will pick your Browns secondary apart. Tebow will get his day.

  12. pff says: Aug 21, 2011 12:45 AM

    I love how people act like Quinn was some 7th round scrap heap qb…he was drafted higher than Tebow and been in the league several years now. if anyone has been a “bust” it is Quinn to date.

    Tebow is just getting started…let the kid play a few years before giving him that same bust label.

    also, can PFT post any more Tebow stuff? get off his nutz already

  13. ratbastardshanahandjob says: Aug 21, 2011 12:49 AM

    “WWJD”, “WWJD”, “WWJD”. I know exactly what Jesus would do if he was HC in Denver. Not play Timmy Rah Rah either……..

  14. scudbot says: Aug 21, 2011 12:50 AM

    qdog112 says: “…and the laaawd said you got-ta rii-iizze up-pa!” Post of the week.

  15. wizahdry says: Aug 21, 2011 1:04 AM

    “That would make Tim Tebow the most well known No. 3 quarterback in the NFL.”

    He shouldn’t feel too comfortable at 3. There’s a reason they pulled him and gave that kid a look.

  16. seanx40 says: Aug 21, 2011 1:16 AM

    How much of a cap hit do the Broncos take if they cut Tebow?

  17. kappy32 says: Aug 21, 2011 1:25 AM

    Broncos fans are delusional if they think Tebow will ever be a solid NFL QB. You like to think he’s similar to Elway, but the big difference is that Elway had impeccable accuracy & a cannon for an arm. Tebow has neither & neither are learned this far along in one’s development. He was a spread system QB in college & that never translates good to the NFL game. He’s not the first & he won’t be the last college star that goes nowhere in the NFL because of the system he played under in college.

  18. 1buckeye76 says: Aug 21, 2011 1:29 AM

    kmurph1226 says: Aug 21, 2011 12:18 AM

    I feel bad for Tebow. He’s not being given a fair shot. Orton stays in for a half, which is expected since he is the starter. Quinn gets the 3rd quarter and throws 16 passes. Tebow gets the fourth and gets in 2 passes. It’s preseason, give him more throws so he can develop.

    I also don’t understand how you go 6-7 for 91 yards and somehow fall down the depth chart? Me no get.

    ______________________

    the split up of playing time probably has nothing to do with how they practice… maybe the professionals who watch him practice every day know that he is by far the worst qb on their roster. why give him more snaps when they have a more productive use for them?

  19. duanethomas says: Aug 21, 2011 1:35 AM

    Tebow will never be # 3…….in heaven. God will not be mocked and neither will his favored child. Tebow’s reward will not be in the world but paradise. Keep putting him down and all the posters on here wiil lose their first born. So stop! Tebow is more than a man and equal to ……

  20. notsosmartski says: Aug 21, 2011 3:01 AM

    Bronco fans should know that Quinn never did well in the NFL.

  21. twmp420 says: Aug 21, 2011 3:08 AM

    I also don’t understand how you go 6-7 for 91 yards and somehow fall down the depth chart? Me no get.

    Exactly..if i see the silver Fox or “pops” Elway i am gonna kick there ass.

    Give Baby Jesus a shot.

    This was all decided before the season.

    And the man boy Quinn will be the second.

  22. thermalito says: Aug 21, 2011 3:14 AM

    As I have always said, Tim Tebow will be out of the NFL within 3 years. Mark my words.

  23. blkmanwtan says: Aug 21, 2011 6:06 AM

    Tebow should have hired a QB coach this off season like every other QB that struggled with their mechanics. I will not knock the man because of his believes, but I will knock the man for the lack of preparation. Tebow needs to stop writing books and stop appearing on the jon steward show and work on being a better QB.

  24. denverdude7 says: Aug 21, 2011 7:49 AM

    brownsfn says:Aug 21, 2011 12:14 AM

    WoW…Josh Mcdumbass drove this team into the GROUND fast…they will be picking up the pieces of this wreckage for years to come…cant say im sad about it though…hey thanks for Hillis by the way…
    __________________________________

    Typical Cleveland thought pattern.

    Bash other teams while yours is one of four remaining to NEVER HAVE EVEN APPEARED IN A SUPERBOWL.

    I agree Josh (Franchise Killer) McDaniels was a horrible mistake. After all, he gets rid of 3 Pro Bowl players in 18 months then somehow screws up a draft in which he had 2 #1’s and 4 #2 picks?

    By the way brwnsfan, still thinking about The Drive, The Fumble and The Blowout??? Have FUN with that !!! HaHaHaHa.

  25. richm2256 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:22 AM

    All these people who think Tebow deserve’s a fair shot are idiots…… the time you earn that “fair shot” is in training camp, by out-playing every other quarterback there.

    Tebow came into camp knowing that Orten was trade-bait, and the job was up for grabs; all he had to do was outshine Quinn and Orten and the job was his.

    He didn’t.

    Do you think draft picks are just “owed” the number 1 position? Orten is no world-class, Super Bowl caliber QB, but he obviously came to camp to ball, and he stole the job that was Tebow’s to win. Hell, even Brady Quinn out-performed him in camp. Dude is owed NOTHING.

  26. bucks12965 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:53 AM

    Hey pff, Quinn wass drafted in the 2nd round. Tebow in the 1st. In what universe is the 2nd round higher than the 1st?

  27. pgonzales says: Aug 21, 2011 9:21 AM

    Orton was 3-10 last year. Everyone is acting like he is some winning QB. He is average at best but he is a better choice then Quinn and Tebow. Tebow gets the fans pumped up and wanting to see this sorry team play. So Denver has two paths to take. 1. Start Orton and go 2-14 this year and the fans will stay away. 2. Start Tebow and go 2-14 this year but the fan support will be there, people will come to the games and the Broncos will make money selling his jersey. Both paths lead to one thing. ANDREW LUCK 2012!!!!!!!

  28. philthewise says: Aug 21, 2011 9:35 AM

    Remember Fox and Elway didn’t draft Tebow. But they don’t seem to understand the media attention and storm of opinions from fans that come with any qb controversy. They should have traded Tebow or Quinn and been done with the whole mess.

    As a Colts fan, I would take either one of them as backkup qb to the dreck we have now.

  29. nycjetsgirl says: Aug 21, 2011 9:38 AM

    I personally I don’t understand why they don’t trade Tebow, it’s obvious they’re not going to give the guy a chance so why not trade him to some team that can actually use him, while at the same time getting something they need. I find this whole mess unfair to Tebow, unfair to the team, and unfair to the fans.

  30. EJ says: Aug 21, 2011 10:09 AM

    The pick came on a tipped pass at the line of scrimmage on the goal line, seemingly the result of bad luck.

    No, the pick was a result of a bad throw. Quinn threw the ball directly to a pile of Defensive lineman.

  31. tdprog1 says: Aug 21, 2011 10:15 AM

    bucks12965 says:
    Aug 21, 2011 8:53 AM
    Hey pff, Quinn wass drafted in the 2nd round. Tebow in the 1st. In what universe is the 2nd round higher than the 1st?

    ============

    Need to do your homework before you post. Cleveland traded with Dallas to move back into the 1st round to get Quinn. You sound like a jackass!

  32. marcus158 says: Aug 21, 2011 10:47 AM

    bucks12965 says:
    Aug 21, 2011 8:53 AM
    Hey pff, Quinn wass drafted in the 2nd round. Tebow in the 1st. In what universe is the 2nd round higher than the 1st?

    ———————–

    Brady Quinn
    NFL Draft 2007 – Round 1, Pick 22

    Tim Tebow
    NFL Draft 2010 – Round 1, Pick 25

    I’ll leave you to figure out who was the higher pick. Clue: it isn’t Tebow.

  33. kingbroncofan says: Aug 21, 2011 10:56 AM

    Tim Tebow has the trade value of a ham sandwich or a tall glass of warm ice water. If I were Orton I would be more concerned with Quinn.

  34. denverwally says: Aug 21, 2011 11:52 AM

    People outside of Denver seem to overlook one thing – Elway didn’t draft Tebow, and has made several public comments questioning whether Tebow will ever be an adequate QB in the league. He hates his mechanics, has questioned his ability to stand in the pocket when there is action all around him. He could trade/release Saint Timmy in a second and not look back. He said just this week on local TV how much he likes Quinn’s game and how good he has looked so far. Quinn has a good arm and if they can get even a few decent pieces around him he will show he can play in this league. It’s not his fault he was drafted by what seems to be the second worst franchise in the league since their reconstitution – the Browns. Interesting that the franchise that is worse than the browns in the league is also from Ohio.

  35. jollyjoker2 says: Aug 21, 2011 12:15 PM

    Like it or not, tebow was a big winner in college. The bronco’s arent winning. Temporarily he’s a third string. When they start losing, the coaching staff will be forced to play him. When they do…who knows. He may win again.

  36. pff says: Aug 21, 2011 12:32 PM

    Hey pff, Quinn wass drafted in the 2nd round. Tebow in the 1st. In what universe is the 2nd round higher than the 1st?

    ================

    dolt

  37. axespray says: Aug 21, 2011 7:21 PM

    jollyjoker2 says:Aug 21, 2011 12:15 PM
    “Like it or not, tebow was a big winner in college. The bronco’s arent winning. Temporarily he’s a third string. When they start losing, the coaching staff will be forced to play him. When they do…who knows. He may win again.”

    or their defense can play better, oline can protect kyle better, and who knows….broncos may win again.
    Miracles/Individual players that come in and save the day are great for film, but not the NFL.

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